Sandy beach
No
Cliff jumping
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Sensitive Habitat
Yes
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Simply known as "The Big Rock," this massive boulder on the northwestern shore of Lake Cushman is one of Washington's best cliff jumping spots. With a maximum drop of approximately 17 feet, the height of the drop isn't necessarily intimidating, which makes this spot accessible to nearly everyone. That being said, The Big Rock is notorious for drawing a rather large crowd because of the approachable jump and the easy access from N Lake Cushman Road/NF-24. Get there before lunch on a weekday, however, and you'll likely have the rock to yourself.

Want to avoid the crowds of the The Big Rock? Head east 0.7 miles to the North Shore West swimming beach or an additional 0.9 miles to North Shore East swimming beach and your odds of having more a more tranquil lakeside experience are pretty good.

Logistics + Planning

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

17-foot drop into deep water.

Cons

Often very crowded.

Features

Sensitive Habitat

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Hood Canal + Eastern Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Hood Canal + Eastern Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

07/12/2017
The people trying to go to Lake Cushman Party Rock are getting incorrect directions from Google Maps. The correct address is: Lake Cushman Party Rock
13380 N Lake Cushman Rd
Hoodsport, WA 98548
06/29/2017
The cliff jumping spot was awesome. We decided to test the water first to check both depth and temperature before jumping and then talked to some other people who had just finished jumping to figure out where the best spot was. We surprisingly had the rock mostly to ourselves and got to spend quite a bit of time swimming around and cliff jumping. Great spot.
08/18/2015
Really good spot. Directions are very accurate.
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